MEET EVERGRADE

At Everlastly, we’re on a journey to uncover the true environmental cost of the products we buy, so shoppers like you can make more environmentally friendly choices. 

For most people, it’s next to impossible to compare the impact of different household goods just by looking at the label. We’re here to change that. It isn’t easy, but we’re committed to working hard to get better and better every day because that’s required to create a more sustainable economy. 

It all starts with transparency. Evergrade is a simple sustainability rating that cuts through the noise so you can see how different products stack up.

How It Works

We gather data and use an algorithm to determine the impact of household goods based on five sustainability indicators:

CARBON FOOTPRINT

PREDICTED DURABILITY

CIRCULARITY

CERTIFICATIONS

PACKAGING

The Science Behind Evergrade

Just about everything you buy has an environmental cost. To understand the impact of your choices, you’d have to spend hours researching the supply chain, reviewing certifications, and looking at what happens to products and their packaging when you’re done with them. Even if you had the time, it’s a complex process fraught with conflicting information.

Our team of data scientists and sustainability experts does the research so you can understand your choices at a glance. While we may not be able to account for every cost, we’re starting with the most accurate data that’s accessible to us, and working toward a more complete understanding over time.

As Everlastly rates more and more products within a shopping category, the accuracy of the relative scores improve and the model moves towards a detailed picture of true environmental cost.

Here’s what goes into an Evergrade rating:

Carbon Footprint

We consider carbon footprint to be the most reliable environmental impact data available. It represents the greenhouse gases emitted from the materials sourcing, manufacturing and transportation of consumer products. Because this is at the center of the climate challenge, carbon footprint data is a significant component of our methodology. 

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Predicted Durability

To account for the environmental benefits of longer-lasting products, which have to be replaced less often and are less likely to end up in a landfill, Evergrade includes an analysis of a product’spredicted lifespan.Consider the environmental impact of buying a non-stick pan that has to be thrown away and replaced every few years, versus a cast iron option that will last a lifetime (or longer).

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Circularity

We love it when manufacturers think about how to minimize waste in production, as well as what happens to their products at the end of life. Circularity is a concept that focuses on reusing materials, instead of extracting and disposing of virgin materials each time a product is consumed. 

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Certifications

Third-party energy and ecological certifications can be a strong indicator of sustainability. We factor certifications from legitimate, reputable organizations around the world into our environmental impact model.

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Packaging

In the era of online shopping, packaging and shipping materials can be a significant factor of a product’s environmental impact. If you’ve ever received a package only to find a shocking amount of plastic or other unnecessary materials in the box, you can probably understand how important it is to reduce packaging waste.

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Have questions about Evergrade? We’re a nerdy bunch, and we’d love to keep this conversation going. While we’re working hard to rate new products and make Evergrade the best it can be, we’ll do what we can to respond in a timely manner. Thanks for your interest!

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